Sunday, January 18, 2009

University Spaceflight Competition Proposal

Here's something I ran across while looking into the Cal Poly CubeSat Workshop while making my previous post:

U-Space Competition (PDF) - University Spaceflight Competition proposal:

A Possible U-Space Competition
  • Teams fund, design, build, test, and compete with a Cubesat that are launched together
  • Funding includes launch costs
  • Competition goals would involve successful collection and analysis of required data
  • e.g. successful operation and data transmission to ground over TBD weeks
  • Example - collection of pre-defined Earth observations
  • Public outreach

More details about the proposed competition, such as rationale, constraints, and scenarios, appear in the linked file.